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leisure Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun time available for ease and relaxation
    leisure time.
    • his job left him little leisure
  2. noun freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
    • he lacked the leisure for golf

Lei"sure noun
OE. leisere, leiser, OF.leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See License.
  1. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.
    The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care. Sir W. Temple.
  2. Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
    He sighed, and had no leisure more to say. Dryden.
Lei"sure adjective
  1. Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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